Boarding School and Land Allotment Eras 1879-1933

1924

Passage of Indian Citizenship Act

President Coolidge with four Osage Indians after signing the Indian Citizenship Act. Image: Library of Congress
President Coolidge with four Osage Indians after signing the Indian Citizenship Act. Image: Library of Congress

Also known as the Snyder Act, this allows some Indians to vote in national elections. However, in some states, such as New Mexico and Arizona, Indians are still prohibited from voting in state or local elections for another 40+ years ("Congress granted citizenship," 1924).

Settler Colonial Policy